Craig Monahan began writing the script for The Interview over eight years ago, and was finally finished with the help of a couple of co-writers. Much like American indie director Neil LaBute (responsible for the astounding In the Company of Men), Monahan has been able toÂ make more of an impactÂ in his first feature than many directors can achieve in their careers.
Behind all the sticky multiple twists his style of filmmaking seems simple enough to me: Monahan doesn’t really give a toss what we think of his characters or what they do, just as long as we are manipulated enough into believing two sides of a story – and that knowledge given to us isn’t really given at all. It’s forced; and once we enter the world of dark, repressive crime life in Melbourne, there isÂ no turning back. And nor would we want to.